Thank you to our outgoing president, Kathy Lafferty! It was a great day to celebrate with a pool party on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Clarion Hotel. It was a beautiful, sunny and hot day with lots of burgers, hot dogs, spirits, great friends and family. Thank you to all who attended.
This was also that last event that our favorite Danish Rotarian, Jeanette Lohmann Poulsen attended before heading back home to Denmark with her family. Jeanette you will be greatly missed by all.
Welcome to our incoming President and Concord Mayor, Edi Birsan. Looking forward to another great year!
Thank you , thank you, thank you to everyone who made our April 22, 2017 fundraiser such a great success. From our great sponsors, Rotarians who worked countless hours before, during, and after — and of course, the bowlers, who made this sell-out event so much fun!
As the following photos show Isaiah had a great time in Wakayama, Japan! Unfortunately the rest of his photos are on his cell phone which is at the bottom of a river in Japan. That was some river rafting trip! Isaiah visited the Club and brought his parents, Justin and Priscilla and brother, Daniel. With his trip behind him he can now concentrate on beginning his studies at Sierra Community College.
At the same meeting we had the pleasure of hearing from author Kris Calvin. Her first novel One Murder More is racing up the best sellers list. She has just won the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for best first novel, best political thriller, and best female detective/sleuth. Congratulations, Kris and welcome home Isaiah!
Mad City Money is a 3½ hour simulation for young adults 14-22 years old, to learn how to budget, save, and the importance of credit. Some of the volunteers helping with the training were Concord-Diablo Rotarians, Edi Birsan, Nancy Glenfield, Casilda Gonzales, Lee Koellermeier, and Kathy Lafferty, along with Eric Maldonado supervising everyone. The volunteers acted as merchants who were instructed to sell items to the students who were tasked with needing to buy necessary living expense items and stay within their budgets. The merchants, of course were to make it seem as if the students could not live without their items, cars, computers, clothes, vacations, dining out, furniture, homes, and baby necessities. At the end of the day it was the general consensus that the students learned very well the difference between “wants” and “needs”.